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Corruption of the phrase 'in the privacy of your own home' to imply sexual activity being the reason for being away from public view. First used in an Alan Partridge sketch by a British Lord justifying pornography by claiming that "what a man does in the privacy of his own attic is his business and his alone".

Of course, the suggestion is not that one must own an attic in order to partake in furious masturbation, nor, conversely, that attics are only to be used for such pursuits. It is simply the juxtaposition of a familiar phrase with a location particular to one person, and therein lies the genius of the piece.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some private business to attend to in my garden shed.

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